Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Butter Of Seville

I was in Seville for what was being touted as ‘The Big Fight’, and so far, I was loving what I saw. I had an unblemished record of 49 straight wins, and tonight would be No. 50. My opponent, on … Continue reading

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The Ominous Street

The Calle, as the Spanish call a ‘gully’, held a deep dark secret, that much was clear. Why else would the Granada City Authorities post this ominous sign at its entry? But what could this secret be, and could we … Continue reading

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The Legendary Flamenco Dancer

At 40, Maria was a dutiful wife, a conscientious mother, an obedient daughter-in-law, and a model employee. She was all of those things, but what she was not was happy! It is not as if she was being ill-treated by … Continue reading

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The Van Thief

“Quick,” she snapped out instructions in a crisp, matter-of-fact tone, “Let’s split up, grab the fastest vehicles we can find, and stop that van before it leaves the village.” So saying, she hot-wired a car parked nearby.. … and of … Continue reading

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The Dogged Follower

Everyone knew that Ignaccio and Abel were the thickest of friends, but no one knew why, for they were as different as chalk and cheese. Ignaccio was huge, majestic, proud, and ferocious, while Abel was… well… tiny. Ignaccio was a … Continue reading

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The Predators of Pampaneira

It was a race for survival, and we were on the verge of losing it. We reached Pampaneira, one of the three white villages of the Alpujarras in Sierra Nevada, in the afternoon. The bus dropped us at the base … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Gift

As we clicked our first selfie against the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, both of us realized the same thing at the same time – It was our tenth marriage anniversary, but we had forgotten to get each … Continue reading

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